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What is the “Service” in a Lawsuit and What Happens When it Goes Wrong

Service of process is the means by which a person named in a lawsuit is officially made aware of the existence of the lawsuit, and the need for them to take some action.  The principals of “Notice and Opportunity” are inherent in people’s right to due process under the law, but what does that mean? Read More

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A Child Who Wishes to Determine Guardianship

During a divorce involving children, it’s fairly common for one parent to insist that their child wishes to determine custody matters and is further willing to speak with the judge about it. The question is: can a child make decisions regarding custody during a divorce? The simple answer is no… at least not really. Under Read More

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Piercing the Corporate Veil

Generally, the individuals who own and run a company are not liable for the acts of the corporation. Veil piercing is a way around this. Veil piercing typically involves multiple parties and multiple claims and can be a complex and confusing theory of liability. Nonetheless, a few key concepts can assist the decision maker in Read More

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Commercial Lease

We frequently advise commercial landlords who’ve finally found a tenant willing to rent their commercial space, or a business tenant who’s finally found the perfect location for their business. When entering a commercial lease, the landlord is thinking about rent checks finally resuming and the tenant is thinking about how successful their business will be. Read More

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Business Divorce

What do you do when you and your business partners just can’t make it work anymore? A business is very much about relationships, but unlike a marriage where there is only one way to legally dissolve the relationship, when it comes to a business in which you might have partners, members, co-owners or shareholders, there Read More

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Post-Divorce Checklist

Going through a divorce is a stressful time in anyone’s life. When the judge pronounces “You are divorced”, there’s the immediate reaction of relief and a sense of finality. For some people, when they leave the Court, it is final. However, for many others there is still a lot of work left to do. If Read More

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Recovering From the Debtor Post-Judgement

So, you have a judgment, now what? Ideally, the prevailing party—the judgment creditor—will have vetted the judgment debtor’s assets before filing and during the suit. If so, the judgment creditor should have some idea of the debtor’s assets that could be used to satisfy the judgment. This knowledge will increase the likelihood of recovery, assist Read More

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The Impact and Effects of Divorce on Children — How The Unintended Consequences of Divorce Can Affect Those We Love

When a couple dissolves their marriage, they often don’t fully grasp how the divorce affects their children. Children, regardless of age, are significantly affected when their parents are going through a divorce. Often, during a divorce, the effects on children can be just as drastic as they are on the parents, and often even more Read More

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Order of Nondisclosure — You May Be Able to Seal Your Record for a DWI

The legislature has recently amended the Texas Government Code to permit the sealing, under certain conditions, of your criminal record for a driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrest and conviction with an order of nondisclosure — Texas put this law into effect September 1, 2017. An order of nondisclosure (by Texas law) is sent by the Read More

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City of Krum, Texas, Petitioner v. Taylor Rice, Respondent

On December 15, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court handed down its opinion in City of Krum, Texas, Petitioner v. Taylor Rice, Respondent. Our Firm represents the City of Krum, which had passed a city ordinance prohibiting Registered Sex Offenders who had committed violations of the Penal Code involving minors under the age of sixteen years from Read More

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